CTtransit Service Changes, effective November 5, 2023

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CTfastrak

Mon Nov 06, 2023

CTtransit Hartford, New Britain, and CTfastrak Service Changes

For detailed information about all changes, please refer to the updated timetable for your route under Schedules on the CTtransit website.

41 – Hartford/New Britain
Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays

The downtown Hartford bus stop for Route 41 will be relocated to Main & Pearl at the Gold Building, the same bus stop used by Routes 37 & 39 which also serve Hartford Hospital and New Britain Avenue.

The schedule for Route 41 is being adjusted.  Service will now operate every 30 minutes during the AM & PM peak on weekdays and every 40 minutes on weekdays during midday and on Saturdays.  Night and Sunday schedules remain unchanged.  Please refer to an updated timetable for more information.

59 – Locust Street
Weekdays & Saturdays

The downtown Hartford bus stop for Route 59 will be relocated to Main & Gold at Center Church.  This change is being made to reduce congestion at Central Row.

82 – Tolland Street
Weekdays

The 1:03 & 6:03PM trips from Union Station to Buckland Hills will operate via Winstanley Logistics.  In addition, the 4:55AM and 6:53PM trips from Buckland Hills to Hartford also will operate via Winstanley Logistics.

102 – Hartford/New Britain/Bristol
Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays

Route 102 will be rerouted to operate via Pine Street in Bristol, past Forestville Commons (Stop & Shop) in both directions, replacing the service previously provided by Route 502.

In addition, the schedule for Route 102 is being adjusted in preparation for the launch of the new 532 – Queen Street route (coming soon).  Please refer to an updated timetable for detailed information.

502 – New Britain/Bristol
Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays

Route 502 will be rerouted to operate via East Main and Broad Streets in Bristol, through Forestville Center in both directions.  Service to Pine Street and Forestville Commons will now be provided by CTfastrak Route 102.

In addition, Route 502 will be extended along Emmett Street, Enterprise Drive and Middle Street to South Bristol, serving destinations such as Bristol Adult Education, ESPN, Lake Compounce, Amazon, DoubleTree by Hilton and more.

Route 502 will also adopt a new schedule.  Buses will now operate hourly all day including nights & weekends.  Buses will depart downtown New Britain at :30 past each hour and will depart downtown Bristol at :40 past each hour.  Please refer to an updated timetable for more information.

510 – South Street
Weekdays

In response to customer feedback, service to John Downey Drive will be increased from 6 trips to 12 trips per day on weekdays.  Also, all trips on Route 510 will now depart from the north side of Columbus Boulevard next to Downtown New Britain Station.  Please refer to an updated timetable for trip times.

542 – Bristol Hospital
Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays

The schedule for Route 542 is being revised.  Buses will now depart downtown Bristol at :20 past each hour.  Return trips will depart Bristol Hospital at :28 past each hour.

CTtransit Waterbury, Meriden & New Haven Service Changes

CTtransit makes schedule changes periodically to improve the overall efficiency of its service. For detailed information about all changes, please refer to the updated timetable for your route under Schedules on the CTtransit website.

470 – Waterbury/Naugatuck
Weekdays

The schedule for Route 470 is being expanded to provide service all day on weekdays. Buses will now depart from North Main Street at Waterbury Green every hour from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.  Return trips will depart Naugatuck Railroad Station every hour from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

472 – New Haven Road - Straitsville
Weekdays

The 10:10 a.m. trip from downtown Naugatuck to New Haven Road and return will be discontinued. Customers will be accommodated by the 10:00 a.m. trip.

The 3:00 p.m. trip from downtown Naugatuck to Crosspointe Plaza and return will be discontinued.  Customers will be accommodated by the 3:20 p.m. trip.

Expanded Bus Service to Meriden

Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays

Service on Meriden Routes 561, 563, 564, 565 & 566 is being expanded to operate 7 days a week including weeknights and Saturday nights.  Please refer to an updated timetable for more information.

561 – Meriden Mall

Route 561 buses will now depart Meriden Transit Center every 30 to 60 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

563 – Yale Acres

Route 563 buses will now depart Meriden Transit Center every hour from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays.

564 – South Meriden

Route 564 buses will now depart Meriden Transit Center every hour from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

565 – West Main Street

Route 565 buses will now depart Meriden Transit Center every hour from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.  Buses will continue to provide service to Platt High School on a part-time basis.

566 – East Main Street

Route 566 buses will now depart Meriden Transit Center every hour from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Buses will continue to provide service to Maloney High School, the Connecticut Depart of Children & Families and Corporate Court on a part-time basis.

New Haven Service Changes

Intermediate timepoint adjustments will be made to the following routes on weekday, Saturdays and Sundays, please refer to an updated timetable for trip-specific details: 

255 - New Haven/Ansonia/Seymour

261 – Boston Post Road

 

Route revisions dated effective November 5, 2023, have been postponed.  The bus routes listed below will operate a regular route until further notice.

  • Route 228 – Whitney Avenue
  • Route 238 – Dixwell Avenue

Thank you for riding with CTtransit!

Connecticut Receives $38.9 Million Grant from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to Upgrade CT fastrak to All-Electric Fleet

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto (second from the left), Governor Ned Lamont (center), and the Federal Transit Administration’s Peter Butler (farthest right) present the milestone award grant.

CT transit is excited to share that Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently announced a $38.9 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to help convert our CT fastrak to an all-electric bus fleet.

“This significant investment showcases our commitment to sustainable transportation and underscores our dedication to fostering skilled professionals for the future,” said Thomas E. Stringer Jr., General Manager. We look forward to this initiative’s positive impact on our community, environment, and local economy. Thank you to the FTA and the CTDOT for their continued support.”

L to R: Peter Butler, FTA Region 1 Administrator, and Thomas E. Stringer Jr, CT transit General Manager.

This significant grant, awarded through the FTA's Low or No Emission Grant Program, will facilitate the purchase or lease of zero-emission transit buses and the necessary facility upgrades.

CT transit will use these funds to acquire 46 battery-electric buses and install 29 chargers for the fastrak bus rapid transit service. The grant will also cover the cost of installing 25 depot chargers at the Hartford facility, four on-route chargers at the CT fastrak New Britain Station, and the required electrical infrastructure. This initiative is backed by over $17 million in matching state funds and $30 million from federal formula funds.

This milestone represents a monumental leap towards Governor Lamont's objective of transitioning the entire statewide public transportation bus fleet from diesel to zero-emission models by 2035. It's a testament to our collective commitment and the potential for a greener future.

Governor Lamont.

“The new battery-electric buses and chargers will help us meet the growing demand for reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly transit options, and will greatly benefit the thousands of residents and commuters who rely on CT fastrak services every day,” said Governor Lamont. “Thank you to the Biden-Harris administration for continuing to invest in green technology that will modernize Connecticut’s public transit system and spur new economic opportunities across the state.”

Around $5.6 billion in funding has been allocated through President Joe Biden’s recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the replacement of thousands of public transit vehicles nationwide.

 

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto addresses the media.

“Investing in electric buses for the CT fastrak fleet is a forward-thinking move that highlights Connecticut’s dedication to sustainability and innovation,” said Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto.

CT fastrak was recently recognized as the best bus rapid transit system in the United States by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

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